10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Your First Year Teaching - Edutopia Dear New Teachers, This blog post is for you. Perhaps you’ve heard that your first year will be “sooo hard.” I want to offer you another possibility. Your first year might just be awesome. You might not only survive it but you could even thrive. World Digital Library Home No other symphonic composition has met with such a broad and complex reception as Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony Number 9 in D minor, opus 125, popularly known as the Choral Symphony. The work marked an important development in 19th century music. In the finale, Beethoven set to music the German poet Friedrich von Schiller’s An die Freude (Ode to joy), the first time the human voice was included in a symphonic work. The symphony was first performed in Vienna on May 7, 1824.
Craig & Karl illustrate animal-packed Sticker Art books for NHM Combining a few of our favourite things – walruses, stickers, and dynamic illustrations styles – a series of new books illustrated by transatlantic duo Craig & Karl ticks a lot of boxes. The Sticker Art paperbacks series is published in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, and comprises Ocean, Jungle, Woodland and Savannah. Ostensibly aimed at younger children (we’d wager their appeal to be far wider), the books feature eight different animals each, and encourage readers to create their own sticker-by-number animal portraits using Craig & Karl’s illustrations as a guideline. The bold, blocky style typical of Craig & Karl’s work is perfectly suited to the task, and will surely delight yummy mummies and cool dads as well as their creative offspring.
The Classics Pages You'll find well over 1000 pages of news, information, games and controversy about the life, literature, philosophy, art and archaeology of the ancient world of Greece & Rome. Search The Classics Pages (including "The Romans" - below) has a dedicated search engine, accessible from any page. Search now. Email The Classics Pages welcomes your emails - whether you want to comment, query or argue. The Gifts for The Gifted Children « A Holistic View of The Human Being Young children, particularly preschoolers, usually strike us as bright, full of wonder, eager to learn, and artistically inclined. They delight us by asking questions like little philosophers or by making playful, aesthetically pleasing paintings that sometimes resemble the work of 20th-century masters. Assuming a normal brain and home environment, these gifts are nature’s largesse to most children. Occasionally, however, we observe a child whose abilities so far outstrip those of the typical toddler that we realize not all preschoolers are genuinely gifted.
Red-state politics in and out of the college classroom For two decades, I have taught U.S. women’s and gender history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, a blue town in a blue state, marooned in an ocean of red. Bordered by Appalachia, the Mississippi Delta and the Ozarks, Southern Illinois is surrounded by the country’s poorest rural regions. Some of my students arrive from white farming communities and are the first in their families to attend college. They grow up on church, military, patriotism and traditional family, and they come from a world different from mine. I grew up in 1970s San Francisco, and my parents were leftists. As I prepared to teach about abortion and gay rights for the first time in 2003, I approached the classroom with trepidation.
Historic Maps Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files for screen display as well as in PDF for printing. New website Logobook archives logos going back to the 50s Created by a group of Swiss designers, who are now located around the world, Logobook aims to serve as both a resource and an inspiration to design fans. Currently in beta phase, its creators are adding to it all the time. “At the moment Logobook.com is mostly a reference tool for designers and businesses to not only find inspiration but also to build awareness of what has been done before, and by whom,” says Seymour Auf Der Maur, the site’s editor.
phantom time hypothesis How could I have written a whole book about conspiracy theories without once encountering Heribert Illig? I just stumbled over a reference to his “phantom time hypothesis” and now I’m finding him everywhere. A prolific crank in the grand tradition of Ignatius L. Donnelley and Immanuel Velikovsky, Illig has spent many years elaborating and defending his proposition that the years 614-911 CE were invented and inserted into histories ex post facto at the behest of Otto III. The present year is not 2010, but 1713; Charlemagne and Alfred the Great were fictional characters; the Viking raids never happened; etc.